Skillet Honey Lime Chicken

Delicious spiced rubbed chicken cooked to tender and juicy perfection.  It gets glazed with the most amazing honey lime sauce and is sure to be a huge hit!


Maybe I am a little obsessed with quick and easy skillet meals lately.  But if you lived one day in my life lately you would understand why.  It is just non stop from the second the alarm goes off for school.  Going to the grocery store, doing taxes, piano practice, chasing after a toddler, and going to the gym are just a few of the things that make my days fly by.  And then you check the clock and it is 6 pm and remember that your kids have to eat.

So because I buy my chicken in bulk at Costco I always have chicken on hand.   So I am always trying to create new and delicious meals.  The great thing about this Honey Lime Chicken is that I had all of the ingredients on hand.  And it only takes a few ingredients to make the flavor of this chicken amazing!


The glaze on this chicken.  Oh my goodness.  It is just a few simple ingredients!  Honey, Lime, and soy sauce and garlic.  It creates such a sticky thick glaze and gives the chicken SUCH amazing flavor.  It became an instant favorite at our house.


Back it up.  I am getting a little ahead of myself.  Let’s first talk about how you prepare the chicken.  You rub the chicken in a blend of delicious and flavorful spices that get pan fried to tender and juicy perfection.  It creates this flavorful crust and when you cut into the chicken it is cooked to perfection!

This meal is quick and easy and you are going to love it.  It will be one that your family will want to make again and again!


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Skillet Honey Lime Chicken
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Delicious spiced rubbed chicken cooked to tender and juicy perfection. It gets glazed with the most amazing honey lime sauce and is sure to be a huge hit!
Serves: 4-6
  • 1½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (chicken breasts will also work)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup honey
  • Juice of one lime
  • zest of one lime
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  1. In a medium sized skillet over medium heat add olive oil. In a small bowl combine cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Rub on chicken and place in skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink and 165 degrees. Remove chicken and set aside on plate.
  2. Add honey, lime juice and zest, soy sauce and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and reduce heat and whisk until it starts to thicken. About 2 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken back to the skillet and coat in the sauce. Garnish with lime wedges if desired.




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  1. Shawnna says:

    hey girl this looks amazing!

  2. Kathy Mader says:

    Just made this and my undemonstrative husband took one bite and said, WHOA! That, believe me, means this recipe is a winner. I couldn’t stop scraping the pan to lick every last drop of sauce…it’s THAT good. I prefer chicken tenders and I suggest doubling the sauce, you won’t be sorry. This is going in my absolute favorite recipes collection. So thank you, Alyssa, because your idea of delicious food matches mine!

  3. I am ready to try many more recipes after making this one! I have been looking for recipes online for a while with this level of finesse. I am always looking for cheap, and healthy meat recipes. This site delivers! The flavors in this recipe are unreal – restaurant quality. The sauce and then rub on this chicken gives it a hint of heat, coupled with the needed sweetness, along with the surprisingly refreshing taste of lime. I doubled the sauce as suggested, along with adding more garlic and it was wonderful when served with rice. This is a recipe I will make many more times.

    • I’m a paleo fanatic so I left out the soy and the recipe was still delicious. If your into paleo you can replace the soy with coconut aminos. I’m out so I tried it w/o and still yummy!! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  4. I made this use using chicken legs, only other change I made was to add a tsp of sesame seeds to the glaze and bake the legs at 350*

  5. I was looking for a quick meal to make after getting home from work last night. I saw this recipe and thought it seemed pretty simple. The picture looked great, but I didn’t expect my chicken to look anything like the photo. I was pleasantly surprised. This chicken was beautiful, delicious and so easy! Thank you!!

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